Kirkwall RNLI tasked to injured elderly walker on shore
Kirkwall's volunteer crew launch to assist with injured casualty
The lifeboat arrived on-scene at 2.00pm where they launched their small Y'boat with 2 persons onboard and transferred to the shore with a stretcher and medical kit.
Once the crew were ashore the injured casualty was already being stretchered to safety by the Coastguard team and once all was confirmed as safe the lifeboat was stood down.
The lifeboat crew recovered their equipment and Y'boat and returned to Kirkwall shortly after 3.00pm where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service again by 3.30pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.